County Meath - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Gormanston - Area around Gormanston Castle (currently part of a college)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death of a Viscount Gormanston
Further Comments: Whenever all the local foxes gather at the front door of the castle, a death will occur soon after.

Peter Fourth Earl of Fingall

Location: Killeen - Killeen Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former Earl of Fingall has been observed a few times around the castle, always dressed in a blue coat and powered wig. The library is also haunted by strange noises and moving furniture and fittings.

Man with Hound

Location: Navan - Skyrne Castle, Hill of Tara
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom man, tall and covered by a cloak, once haunted this area, accompanied by his hunting hound. The area is also home to a shadowy nun and a woman in white who screams as she is chased by an unidentified shadow.

Fairy Tree

Location: Navan - Two hawthorn trees on the Hill of Tara
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Trees still present
Further Comments: The two trees here belong to the fairies - damaging them, or even just taking a clipping, would result in bad luck befalling the perpetrator.

Hovering Hitchhiker

Location: Nobber - Country lane in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth says that two people in a car stopped to offer a man standing by the roadside a lift, believing him to be a hitchhiker. The person on the passenger side then noticed the figure was hovering above the ground. The people drove away at speed.

Dropped by Witch

Location: Oldcastle - Loughcrew passage tombs, aka Slieve na Calliagh (Hill of the Witch)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Tombs still present
Further Comments: In a ritual to grant her great power, a witch leapt around the hills here, dropping stones which formed the cairns. However, on her fourth jump she stumbled and died, her body forming Patrickstown Hill.


Location: Skryne - Skryne Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost was once watched as she slowly dissolved into nothingness. She has also been heard walking in empty parts of the building, though the footsteps could belong to a white woman who also haunts the castle.


Location: Slane - Slane Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Pca which resided at the castle was considered its protector, and would take the form of a large hound or small steed. The entity wore a chain around its neck regardless of form, so was always recognisable.

Shattering Cross

Location: Slane - Village green
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large stone cross which once stood on the village green was said to have risen from the ground before shattering with such force that pieces were recovered from Teltown, some twelve miles westwards.

Sky Ship

Location: Tailltenn (now known as Teltown) - Exact area not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Between AD 944 and 956
Further Comments: Conghalach Cnoghbha, High King of Ireland, and his men were said to have spotted a sailing ship in the sky here. A crew member of this ship threw a spear at a salmon, also in the sky, which missed and landed close to Conghalach. The crew member leapt from the ship and, swimming in the sky, came down to the ground to retrieve the spear. One of the King's men grabbed the swimmer, who screamed out 'I'm drowning!'. Conghalach told his man to release the crew member, who 'swam' back to the ship which then disappeared into the clouds.

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